Bug 625399 - remmina exposes passwords to "ps"
Summary: remmina exposes passwords to "ps"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: remmina   
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Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Christoph Wickert
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func...
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Reported: 2010-08-19 10:20 UTC by Jason Haar
Modified: 2010-10-31 00:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-10-31 00:14:38 UTC
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Description Jason Haar 2010-08-19 10:20:52 UTC
Description of problem:

says it all really. remmina uses the "-pPASSWORD" option in rdesktop instead of using "-p -" and passing the password on stdout - as tsclient does

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How reproducible:

connect to a RDP client and then run "ps aux|grep rdesktop" in a terminal

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Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2010-09-08 16:16:48 UTC
Thanks for your bug report. I have forwarded it to the upstream bug tracker at 

Nevertheless I'll leave this one open until the problem is resolved.

Comment 2 Christoph Wickert 2010-10-31 00:14:38 UTC
Upstream has decided to not fix the issue as they have switched to freerdp now. I will try to bring the new version to Fedora soon.

Comment 3 Jason Haar 2010-10-31 00:31:36 UTC
Are you sure it's still a problem?

I'm now running F13, and "ps" shows

rdesktop -u user-name -d dom -p XXXXXXXXXXXXXX -a 24

...instead of the password. Maybe something changed in rdesktop to hide the password string?

This is with


Comment 4 Christoph Wickert 2010-10-31 00:46:34 UTC
Confirmed, same behavior on Fedora 14, versions of the packages are the same.

I know for sure that remmina has not changed and according to the changelog rdesktop has not changed ether. Anyway, the issue is fixed (I never verified it actually existed, I just relied on the bug report).

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